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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
BOKIKAHPKIXOEK. ESa. B4 Prop.
THE TEXl'll OF KILO.
Vrarn triumphant! o wrrnr and tendrr.
In Ihy calm aft-Mihjni of life and love.
Morr fair than wlirn of fiM thj raboni plndor
Surprised tlic rniw of Olj uiplan Jove;
Not thcw? tlir llp, that kindling Into klr.
Toured lubtlle Iirai through Adon'a languid
Rained on hi millrn Hp their warm un-Mri,
Thrilled to Iila heart and turned It frot to flame!
Thy oul. tranrendln(r pRMlon'i wild Illusion.
It fantasy and fetor and unrcaat.
ft rood tenderly In thouichf devout eeluton.
O'er some lost Ioc-dream UngerlnR In thy breast.
Thy fare wem touched with pity for th- anfrulsh
Of earth's dlsconolat and luni'ly hearti:
Ku- all the lorn and lovelesx live that UnKuUh
In solitary homes and rordld uiart;
With pity for the falthlenes and Mining.
The vain reprntanee and the long ngret,
Th- perfumed lamp In lonely chamtKr wanlnif.
The untouched fruits on golden alcr el;
With pity for the patient watcher yearning
Through glimmering casement oer midnight
Thrilled hy the echo of far feet returning
Through the blank darkness of the empty door;
With sorrow for the coy. weet bud that cherlh
In virgin pride love's luxury of gloom.
And In their fair unfolded tx-auty perish.
Fading like flowers that know not how to hioorn;
With sorrow for the overblown pale roue
That yield their fragrance to the wandering air;
Tor all the penalties that life impose
(In paMon' dream, on love' d ne decpalr.
A SILLY WOMAN AND A RUDE LOVER.
The 11th of October, 1810, waawild
night, a night of cloud wrack and palp,
intermittent moonlight. The high west
prly wind neemed like a demon let loose
over .ea and land. In cities houses were
unroofed, and chimney-pots fell with
the sound of thunder. On seas, full of
hurrv and confusion, ships staggered
blindly, with far more chance of going
down thnn of making port Through
forests the wind roared end raved in its
tierce onruhing. One could hear
crreat tree boughs snapped short from
he trees and hurled about in blind
About 7 oVIoeV in the evening a post
carriage, with smoking post-horses ami
shouting post-boys, drew up before the
principal inn at Deal. The carriage
was occupied bv two persons, a man
and a woman, who, having heard that
they could obtain a good night's shelter,
Scon bv the bright litrht of the inn
parlor, the two travelers showed a
M range contrast. The woman, or girl
rather for she could not have been
more than twenty presented a striking
type of villagebeautv. She was tail
and straight, with :. firm, shapely fig
ure. She had brown hair, thick aril
curling. There was a wistful look in
the dark, deep eyes, whoso abundant
lashes fell on rounded, warmly-tinted
cheeks. The lips, ripe and red. might
have excused anv man for loniriwMo
Her companion, who was at least ten
years older, was evidently in a very
different position in life? He must
have good blood in his reins: at least
von could have guessed it from the
long, slender fingers, terminating in
the exquisite filbert-shaped nails. Tie
was tall and slightly fashioned. The
face would have been called a hand
some one, nut it was too small and del
icate in outli'ie to suggest the idea of
complete manly beauty.
He drew down her head upon hi
shoulder, smoothing lovingly her soft
brown hair. They had the room to
themselves, and so wrapped up were
they in each other that they failed to
notice a face from the outside, which,
pressed close against the blindless
window, was watching them with
bright, strained, sinister eyes. Rut
when the girl, changing her position,
did catch sight of the face, the blood
suddenly forsook the cheek and lips,
and uttering a sharp, short cry, she hit!
her face again on her husband's shoul
der. "Oh. my God, it cannot be!" die ex
claimed. ""We are watched, Arthur.
Don t you see?''
Rut the face had vanished, so Old
worth replied quietly:
"My darling, I see nothing. Tt was
only nervous fancy:" adding, as she was
shivering in his arms, "the long, windy
drive has been too much for 3011; you
have taken a chill."
"Yes, T think I have. Let us go."
Oldworth was about to ring the bell,
when a door opened and closed, and a
man came up to where the.3 were stand
ing a man about middle height, but
powerfully built. His face, beaten by
wind and tanned by sun. was one which,
having seen, you would not easily for
get. The eyes, which looked straight
out at you from under the over-hanging
brows, had in them a strange and inde
scribable fascination. He was a man,
you could tell, who meant to have his
own way a sort of mastiff, dangerous
"I have come to offer mv congratula
tions," he said, addressing himself to
Oldworth's wife, and holding out his
hand, which the wife did not appear
to see. "I have heard all about it frm
the post-boys all about the grand wed
ding down at Farmer Grant's this
morning. It is lucky, my meeting you
here. I was on my way to give von
important news, which I have brought
from over the sea with me. It's not a
night when a man travels further than
he needs. Rut I can t say you seem glad
to see an old acquaintance."
"My friend," put in Oldworth, "this
lady is my wife. She has had a long
and fatiguing ride, and is to-night
quite unfit for conversation: but to
morrow, before resuming our imir.
ney, she will. I am sure, be happy
to exchange the warmest wishes with
Oldworth had spoken in a tone of
sweet patronage, but the other man
never looked in his direction, only sav-
hewlv0m lnmaWa-V- But .vo must
wnTvS news alone' Gct rid of Wm,
will you, or must I?"
tho iC W-" claimed Oldworth,
the color rismr in bis f., -, 1. CI
strove to control hi...1
thTis3Urney the ni?ht ormy' and
tnis is Your exfMico,.. 1 - J, .
freelyf but if v
Self, If, Will ln .. .!.-.. .
moved." l ,iave yu r
you.' His large, strong hands were
clenched, but they hung down heavily.
"The sooner 3011 go, you know," he
went on, "the better it will be for all
"Yes, do go, dear," exclaimed Mary,
with an assumption of gayety in her
voice. "Whatever you do, don't quar
rel. Mark is rough and violent, you
know: but he may have news which I
ought to hear. Of course I shall tell
"I will" leave vou, then, for ten min
utes," Kiid Oldworth, addressing him
self to Mark. "Not, you understand,
on account of your "threats, but be
cause a gentleman will allow no brawl
to take "place before a lady, and I see
nothing less than this would satisfy
you. At the end of ten minutes I shall
Oldworth glanced at his watch and
left the room. The door closed after
him, and the two were left together.
Mark folded his arms and fixed his eyes
on the girl's face. Under that keen and
pittiless scrutiny she writhed and winc
ed as in some great physical pain. The
wind shrieked around the inn; the wood
fire hearth crackled and sputtered, the
red flames leaping up fitfully; a cart
lumbered near on the dark road, and
drew up ponderously at the inn door.
At length Mary broke the silence:
" For God's sake, speak,31 she said.
"Do you wish to kill me by just look
ing at me?"
"I wish I could," he rejoined. "I
should like to see you dying inch by
inch under my eyes, without touching
3-011. You're" the right sort of a girl,
aren't you, for a man to have loved, be
fore, indeed, he was a man nothing
but. a small boy, who went miles after
the least thingyou wished for, and only
left you when" he was a man to get
money enough to build a home for 3011.
You're the right sort of a girl to have
trusted and believed in to have prayed
for night and day. Why, in some of
our great storms I have done what I
never did till then. I have pra3ed 'God
save me; for if I go down, and don't
come back any more, how will that girl
I know, far off in Kent bear it? If she
knew that Mark would never come any
more to take her in his arms and kiss
her, why, it would just break her heart
or send "her mad.' And all this time 3ou
were making love to this fine gentle
manthis creature that looks more like
a sick girl than a man! WI13, if I were
to slap the thing friendly like on the
shoulder, it would go down under my
hand like a nine-pin, and howl with
pain. Did you hear any rumor of the
ship being lost?"
" No," said she.
"You hadn't that excuse, then. Do
you love him?"
" T fancied I did."
"Have you any excuse?"
" No, only mother and father were
failing, and he said he would do every
thing for them, and make me a lady,
and take me to places I wanted to see
so much. And every one said it would
be such a fine thing for me; ami they
made me proud; and that's how it hap
pened." "Are you ashamed of 3'ourself ?" he
"Do you despise 3'ourself?"
"Do you hatc3ourself as 3011 deserve
to be hated?"
"Yes, God knows I do."
"Well." he replied, "the strangest,
tiling is that f, who ought to hate 3'ou,
ought to scorn and spurn you, love you
just as madly as ever. Polly! Polly! I
can't bear it! For God's sake come to
my, my darling!"
For a moment she stood irresolute;
then, with a low cry, she flung her arms
around his neck and dropped against
his heart. He strained her close to him,
kissing her with long, and passionate
kisses, calling her hy a hundred endear
ing names, and seeming to forget every
thing save the fact that she was in his
arms again after their cruel separation.
At length, with a sudden revulsion of
feeling, he thrust her from him almost
roughly, saying, in a voice jarred with
"Have you forgotten 3'our oath the
oath you swore to me that last night,
under the moonlight, when we stood to
gether in your father's garden?"
She cowered against the wall, shrink
ing from his eves as a child from the
hand which has stricken it.
" I forget nothing," she replied.
"Say that oath over, then," he ex
claimed, holding her hands in his as in
"Spare me this," she cried.
"What havej-ou done that I should
spare you?" he retorted, almost brulal-I3-,
" Come, I have a fancy to hear that
oath, and hear it I will, t can prompt
3ou wim it. Antt then, as one speak
ing in a trance, she spoke:
"If ever, during your absence, I let
any man touch my lips, or willingly lis
ten to am words of love, or become in
the least word, thought or deed, un
faithful, may I be slain, soul and body,
so help me, God!"
"That's the oath 3ou made and broke
then!" he exclaimed, still holding her
hands, still looking into her face with
Ins keen, pitiless eyes.
"Oh, Mark!" slie cried, "I love you,
and only you. It is not too late vet To
morrow let us fly together."
No, wecan'tgetoutof it like that,1
he rejoined. " I don't know that I've
much conscience; or it may be that I
have a good deal in my own way. When
two folks love each other, they make
their own laws, is what I think. What's
right to them is right, and what's wrong
is wrong; but this man, your husband,
I'd toss him over, as in rough weather
we've tossed overboard far more pre
cious cargo to save the ship. I am not
what men call pious, either. I don't live
death, and his hands and lips were quiv
ering "Mary, my dear, are you coming?"
" No, she isn't,1' put in Mark. "Do
you think she'd rest without hearing niy
news? I tell you again that you came
back too soon. Five minutes' "walk and
talk on the shore, and then it will mil be
" Then it will all be over, dear,11 said
Marv, going to her husband.
"Vou don't want to grieve me, do
vou? " he answered. " Come with me,
-No, I must go to the shore first,"
she replied.- "Indeed. I should like it
It is' such., strange news Hark has that
it makes nor heart throb and burn, and
the night air may cool it11
You will tell me everything," said
"Yes, dear, everything," she an
swered. "Well.of course I shall come with you.11
"As 3ou like," ejaculated Mark, who
during this brief dialogue had been
waiting with a look of sullen impatience
on his face.
So these three went forth into the
The white, panic-stricken moon seem
ed to be flying through the sky, follow
ed by great masses of clouds. As these
three came to the shore you could hard
ly have told which was the louder, the
wind's voice or the sa's. The spirits of
the ocean and the storm seemed to lie
holding some wild revel. The black,
huge, foam-crested waves came with a
sound of thunder against the land, and
the hissing spra3, blown up like smoke,
dashed in thef aces of the two men and
the woman. When they were fairly on
the beach Mark turned to Oldworthand
said, in a voice which was quite audible
through the roaring of the wind and
"Look here, now; I'll be frank and
above-board with you. I loved this girl
a long time ago; we were playmates to
gether, and it's rough on me that she
should love 3ou better. Come, now, do
not be greed3'! let us have five minutes
to ourselves to say good-b3e in, and I
will never again cross jour path or hers.
This I swear."
Oldworth turned to his wife and sim
"Do 3'ou wish it?"
She murmured faintly: "Yes, it will
be for the better, I suppose."
So he held her with his arm for a mo
ment, while he kissed her lips lovingly;
then he let her go and walked aside,
turning his back to the sea.
The moon wes hurrying through the
heavens, and all around Oldworth the
night shook and clamored. At times he
seemed to hear footsteps coming and
going near him, and at times he seem
ed to hear a sound of singing through
the storm; but these were onl3'sick fan
cies. He waited five minutes"; he wait
ed ten; then he turned antl went nearer
to the sea, but his eyes could not dis
cover that for which the3 looked.
"Mary! " ire called, at the top of his
voice. "Mary, my darling, where are
But there came no answor to his call.
Wind and sea laughed him to derision.
And overhead the'moon fled faster than
ever between the great spaces of black
. Oldworth searched the beach in all
directions; then he went to its extremi
ty, where two sailors wore lounging together.
OUB RELATIONS WIT3 MEXICO.
cannot behave your-
Look here," returned the other, fix-
n& n"??r the fir8t time h;s eves upon
Oldworths face: "My name's Mark
naw. I am first mate of the ship An
nie brought to Dover Harbor last night
1 am no nioie drunk than you are, and
when yon say I am you know that you
are telling a lie. You call yourself a
fine gentleman; well, in the matter of
kvI lon beat me5 -t you wouldn't
nice to have a go in with me, No; she
wouldn't like it You wouldn't care to
fnctTahnSatherfeet; the floors are
mS P a civil tonle inyour head
wtflhave no v1sh t0 mterfere witb
different on Sundays to what I do other
days, and I'm not particular about go
ing to church when I'm ashore, but Tin
a oit superstitious. I believe in a God,
and if your oath meant anything, it
meant everything. If you'd made a
blunder, married this man loving me
all the time, and just said, simple and
childlike, Mark, I am sorry; forgive
me,' I'd have taken you back to my
heart, and thought nothing hard of you.
But Ave can't get awa3 from this oath.
What .sort of God would He be who
would let His name be taken and sworn
by just to make a fine sound? No, we
can't escape it Don't you know that
we can't? Wasn't it for this, just to
meet 3ou here, that the ship came back
three months before she was due? Do
just as I tell you;" and he would have
taken her in his arms again, but just at
that moment the door opened, and Old
worth came in.
"f told yon I should be ten minutes,"
he said, "and I have been twelve. Come
Mary, your room is read3. Wish your
friend good night"
"It strikes me," observedMark, "she
is not as anxious for that as you would
have her. You've come back too soon;
we have'nt done our talk yet We've a
fancy to finish it on the shore."
"A fanc3 which vou must most cer
tainly resign," replied Mr. Oldworth,
forcing a smile, though he was pale as i
"Have you-seen a man and woman
pass this way?" he inquired.
"We saw you and another man go
down with a girl some minutes back,"
replied one of the sailors. "The3' cer
tainty have notcome up this w:iy. Now
I think of it, the3 can't have got around
any other way, because the tide is high
up over the rocks."
"WI13', you must be drunk, Bill, to
talk like that," cried the second sailor.
"Don't 3011 know the gentleman was
married to her to-day?" Then he
turned to Oldworth: "Never mind
him, sir. They've onty gone higher
up. I'll be bound we'll find them fast
enough. What might the man's name
"How, in heaven's name, should that
help 3011?" returned Oldworth, desper
ately. "The man's name was Mark
Shaw, and he was a sailor."
"Mark, Mark! Why.that's ourmatc!"
cried both men together. "Well, we'll
do all we can." And they went down
to the sea. And while Oldworth stood,
feeling that the horror which he sus
pected could not really be, and won
dering what he should do next, the
men returned bearing something with
"It's a woman's hat sir," said the
second sailor, the one who had reproved
his companion for what he deemed his
inconsiderate speech. "But donH you
take on, sir; more hats than one get
blown away this weather."
"Ihankyou. I know that hat," re
turned Oldworth, with awful quiet in
his voice. Then he turned from them.
"Take my arm, won't you, sir?" said
the sailor who had last spoken, observ
ing that Oldworth seemed hardly able
to control his steps. This sailor was
known on the Annie as "Jim, the pig-
"Thank you," rejoined Oldworth,
taking the man's hand. "I know you
mean well, and I shall not forget you.
Yotfre a sailor. Is there any boat do
yon think, that could, follow and find
them? Can they be all the way down
yet? Down at the very bottom of the
sea? WTiy, I thought just now I heard
her laugh. DonH you think she might
11 ave run past us r 1 snail nna ner again
He pressed his band to his forehead
as if trying to collect his thoughts; then
a cry, which those who heard will never
forget broke from his lips and rang
through the storm. High up it went
far over the wind. The dead must have
heard it Then he fell senseless to the
ground. The sailors, good-hearted
men, both bore Oldworth back on their
shoulders to the inn. Medical aid was
Srocured, but all that night he rayed
eleriously. Very early the next morn
ing, in the first low light the bodies of
a man and woman,' clasped in one aa-
otners arms, were wasfeed ashore. Two
sailors identified the Baa's body as that
of their first mate, Hark Shaw, of the
schooner Annie. William. Grant, a
farmer in Kent swore to the woman's
body as being that of his daaehter,who
had been married only the dav before.
The two had decent burial, s4e by side.
Oldworth lived, but reason never re
turned to him. "He is a troublesome
patient and a dangerous one," says his
keepers, "whenever the wind is high
and westerly." Galaxy.
The aW-nlrr Triable Br pert !
Ike Kl PhmI'. n. C'IIertr
mm f tfcr ftmm Kllaav-
The cabinet to-da discussed the Mex
ican relations. It was thought proper
to make public the reort of h. C. St-tdc,
collector at El Paso, ia regard to the re
THE COLLECTOB'S RKPOKT.
In a letter to She secretary of the
treasury, date4 1 Paso, October 22. the
collector gira the facts as nearly as at
tainable, and says:
"Althotiyavaainly of a local charac
ter, it canwt be denied that mam Mex
icans from Wr neighborhood were en
gaged in the fight while the mob had
assurances as further support if it was
The collector details the troubles aris
ing from the adoption of measures to
prevent the Mexicans from obtaining
salt from the lakes in the vicing, and
which terminated in the death of Mr.
Cardis. In a letter dated December 20,
the collector saj's:
On the .ith "inst, a large number of
Mexicans with wagons left San Elizario
for the Salt Lakes The were expected
back on the 13th or 14th. and on the af
ternoon of the 12th Howard left here
for San Elizario, with an escort of Tex
as Rangers, for the avowed purpose of
serving a writ of sequestration, and
making Miriest of the parties having
the saltt ram informed that after thev
got there they went into the plaza and
through all the principal streets of the
town, and that Howard greatly exas
perated and incensed the Mexicans h
calling them -Greasers,1 and other op-
proonous cpuneis, ami inviiingmem 10
come and take him now. During the
night the Mexicans gathered and anned
themselves. In the morning the rangers
found themselves surrounded, and firing
commenced on both sides. It is impos
sible to ascertain who fired the tirst
shot Some allege that a man b the
name of Atkinson, who attached "him
self to the rangers, fired first; others
that the first shot came from the Mexi
can side. All are agreed, however, that
the Mexicans killed the first man, a Mr.
Ellis, who had the contract to supply
the rangers with provisions, etc. It ap
pears that many of the rangers had that
evening congregated at his house, and
were having a carnival time, when El
lis proposed to go out and see what was
going on. He never returned. It is
supposed he was sping around and did
not halt when commanded, and was
shot, or that he had obtained some in
formation while eaves-dropping and
had been caught in the act.
" For four days the had the rangers
surrounded, and had commenced to
tunnel under the building in which the
rangers were quartered. On the 16th
inst. a white flag was raised b3 the ran
gers, for the purpose of getting an old
gentleman, Mr. Loomis, out of the ran
gers' quarters, who happened to be
caught in there when they were sur
rounded. The Mexicans also raised a
white flag, and Mr, Loomis got out.
"From this circumstance negotia
tions were started, and Lieut. Toys
asked them what tliey wanted. They
replied that the- wanted Howard, and
that they would have him. They asked
Lieut. Toys whether he was hired l3'
Howard or was on duty and under or
ders from the governor of the State.
When informed that he was under in
structions from the governor, it appear
ed to give them a new idea. Thev told
Lieut. Toys that if Howard wouldconic
over to their camp and talk for himself
thev thotiirhl the trouble could ln set
" Lieut. T03S went back to his quar
ters and told Howard what tlu'3 had
said to him, but that he need not go
without he wished. Howard, however,
concluded to go, and Lieut. T03S went
"The Mexicans then sent for Atkin
son and a Mr. MeBride, who had been
acting as Howard's agent in the salt
business. Lieut. Tovs and Howard
were in a room together, and Atkinson
and MeBride outside. The Mexicans
went in where Toys and Howard were,
and told Lieut. Toys that they wanted
to speak with Howard. Lieut." Toys re
fused to leave him, whereupon" the
Iiook mm in tneir arms uy force and
carried him out of the room.
"In the meantime the remainder of
the rangers had surrendered. They dis
armed them and placed a strong guard
over them. Thev then took Howard,
.Atkinson and MeBride out to one side
of town, to a place where the3 had al
ready dug a grave, stood them in a row,
picked out nine of their best marks
men and shot them dowq.
" They held the rangers prisoners dur
ing the night and released them the fol
lowing day, giving them their horses,
but retaining their arms.
Aaeefete if F. L Saiaarr.
Me Meets Ill Malch at lrllrr-Wrill-a:.
One day, a short time afirr the lau
unpleasantness terminated, the corro
ponding clerk of (n-nvral Y. K- Spinner.
then Lnitetl state livaxurvr. entered J
mmmnnic.ntinc 'ith th hop thT
wen rei.llv p-xr-umnninn-i in it u
Some ailnr. e'neMntlT, h-j"n in
drink ei w?r. but were wn nhjijed
to !erc it niT ne mn onlr rr
vered until the hlr arrived at McnV
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Innral firl. trie.
The ln'el -tate !( , prnf i
laid a letter antl enclosure before him.
The old man tok it up and looked at it
and began to look -lavage a he noticed
the enclosure was a Confederate note.
He next read the letter, which wa a
very courteous epUtle from a Southern
man not yet reconstructed, who stated
that inasmuch as the United State had
succeeded to the aset of the Confed
eracy, he presumed there would be no
objection to assuming its liabilities, and
a vm : a mM m mi 5 a. m.- a " a w aiixaaaa .- ..
cash the 'note. ' "'"IT J,nTTn " hxU' " i;Journ:
Spinner laid the letter down gently. J ?" , "in pTV 7 h h
11 1 m , - 1 for hi the IKId rellow, nrul when he
and leaning back ib his chair, began to , ,- " . I 1 ;.L ,1 . .. .-. . t
ikini: ; ,. .,.,1 .. ... 1 in 'died interred with the honor-of
think it oer and gel mad. The pn- ., , .r, , ...1. . .
.-.. ,. :.i ,i .1 1 . ' the order. The daughter, coming on
cehS was rapid and the succcm brilliant - , ., ,, ,. , ,. , . t ,
l..v.i -J!L.i.., 11.. -:i 1 . I .-hurt time after the death of h-r hn-
ui rZL T: Z . "Vrr'-Y V. . " i l fMh. the member. 1. lk af-
after discharging a number of vigorous
! About eight month ag a oung lr
d of verv tine and tli-h appe.irsnee
came to Sew Albam from California to
viMt relativcis iUT father had died of
Consumption in New AUan. but a few
ter the interest of the widow and the
orphan, took quite an int-nt in the
young lad". The, however, were pain
ed and nuiaed. one fine da. to learn
...- .r " -T .. - .1
aim lar iruui jjiuuk uenuuciaiiou ai wie
head of the ex-rebel, he turned to the
hij 6 l-"t I-'- ot-iueh girl had eluj-d to Jef-
ti! ki:.. , i-i ferMMiville, ami had married a trifling.
J. he obedient sen tie accordingly re- . , , . .......
i- . 1 . , . , . - drunken loafer, who va uoloriou for
plied, re-enclositigthe note, and .stating , . , , , , ., , , ,, ..,,,.,
Um it.. . . i- 1 1 1 11 1 .. hi bad conduct when under the intlu
tnat the power which had railed the . x , IW . ,1 ..1
rr-i. . 1 : . . . ence of dnnk. Of eotire th-se who
vuuicuciw.) nuu 1 u p;per money into
existence having returned to the place
of its inception, to-wit: the infernal re
gions, the Treasurer recommended him
to have it cached there, and to pre.eiit
it in person!
The reply pleased the Cieneral pro
digiously, and he chuckled heartily over
it for weeks, thinking he had extin
guished the Southeucr.
But one day another letter was re
ceived from the man. who apologised
for not answering the General's fetter
sooner, but explained that the delay had
been caused by the length of the jour
ney he had recently undertaken at tin
instance of the Treasurer. He then pro
ceeded to state that, in accordance with
the suggestion made, he had traveled
to the dwelling place of "Old Nick."
and had actually had an interview with
him. He described the sulphurou. de
ity as a rather affable, bald headed old
cuss, and said that on presenting the
Confederate aote, and .Spinner's letter
to his host, the old fellow glanced at it.
and turning to a clerk, said. "here, pay
this man his money. I know Spinner
well enough; this endorsement is good
enough for me," and turning to his
guest he continued: "Just tell Spinner
I'll take his endorsement for anv amount
he signs for."
This letter was shown the old man.
who read it, and found speech inade
quate to fitly express his views; but he
thought until the ideating park on tin
top of his head got purple. When he
recovered sufficiently to command lan
guage, he turned to his corresponding
clerk and said, while a bland smile ra
diated his face, communicating a rose
ate glow to his entire coiiuteiiadce:
"Mr. (J , I think this a good time
to drop the correspondence." Ex.
"During the fusilade two rangers
jre killed, and three or four Mexicans
wounded. Since that time (the 28tlri:
nothing definite has been ascertained of
their operations or intentions. Not a
single American remains in the town,
all nave fled the place.
"The rangers, of course, feel very
bitter. The Mexicans claim that thev
wanted nothing but Howard, and that J
him they would have, let it cost what it
might He had killed Cardis, their
best friend. There can be no doubt that
many of the mob were from the other
side of the river.
"News lias just been received that
the Mexicans at San Elizario are taking
their families across the river, under a
promise of the officials that there they
will protect them." Washington dis
patch of January 4th.
Misortunes accumulate thick and
heavily upon bluff Ben Holladay, the
whilom millionaire stage owner of Ore-
fon. j-irst his wealth waned, and then
is wife and two beautiful daughters
have one after the other died. Both
daughters achieved the summit of the
American girl's ambition, and married
noblemen. One became the Countess
Ponrtales Gorgier, and "Polly" Holla
day, as she was known, became the
Baroness de Bnssiere. The latter was
known for her beaaty aad vivacity, and
gaietr in Society. The Coantese Pour-
tales, it will be remembered, died, two
years since ia a palace car while return-
- - . rrn -
wag uth-b a Twit w -uregom. xae cu
enmetaaces attending the death of Bar
oness daBanaiere in alffew York hotel,
Saadaywere particnlarly distreseiag.
Sfce aadjaat arrived from Europe after
arery tempestuous -voyage, frooi the
eaVctof which she suffered a auscar-riage-
pneumonia set in after her arri
val here, and this was the immediate
cause of her death. Neither these mar
riages with titled foreigners appears to
oe ieuotous, ana Mrs. Holladay felt so
badly over it that she took the precau
tion to specify in her will that if "Pol
ly," becoming a widow, should marry
another Frenchman she should be disinherited.
What Washington Didn't Know.
We don't like to be irreverent, but
would like to ask. What did our fore
fathers know? What, for instance, did
fieorge Washington know? He never
saw a steamboat: he never saw a. fust
mail train; he never held his ear to a
telephone; he never sat for hi picture
in a photograph gallery: he never re
ceived a telegraph dispatch: he never
sighted a Krupp gun; he never listened
to the "liz" of an electric pen; he nev
er saw a pretty girl run a -ewing ma
chine; he never saw a self-propelling
engine go down the .street to a lire: he
never heard of evolution: In vertook
laughing gas; he never had a .set of
store teeth; he never attended an inter
national exposition; he neer owned a
bonanza mine: he never knew "Old
Prob;" he but why go on? Xo; when
he took an excursion ii wa on a tlat
boat. When he went oil on :i tr.-on
was a mule train. When he wanted to
talk with a man in Milwaukee he had to
go there. When he had his picture ta
l... : 1 .i '..
iven 11 ;.s none in prouie whji a piece
of black paper and a pair of shears.
When he got the returns from back
counties, they had to be brought in bv
a man with an ox cart. When he took
aim at the enemy he had to trust to a
crooked-barreled old flint lock. When
he wrote it was with u goose quill.
When he had anything to mend his
grandmother did it with a darning nee
dle. When he went to a tire he stood
in line and passed buckets. When lu
looked at a clam he never dreamed it
was any relation of his. When he went
to a concert he heard a cracked fiddle
and an insane clarionet. When he had
a tooth pulled he sat down and never
left off yelling. When he got out of
teetfilie mummed his victuals. When
he wanted an international show he sent
for Lafayette and ordered his friends no
M . t a "r a . m . .
irom via Virginia with the specimen
carefully labeled in bottles. When he
had taken nn interest in the waward
girl, .sorrowfully gave her up for lot
when she had thu thrown herelf
away. Iiirtng four month of married
life she aed through an experience
that would have tried the oiil of a .aint
yet .she clung to the worthies hus
band with a devotion approaching in
fatuation. She pawneil her clothing
and jewelry and gave up all the mone
she had. from time to time, to get him
out of trouble resulting from drunken
sprees, ami to ct him up in buine
that of a barber. After two month of
varied experience thev came to Louis
ville, and he .et up in busine on the
mone .he had raised by pawning her
clothing and jewelry Frequeiith he
would leave his huinc. and goto New
Albany on a .spree, and finally land in
the .tation-houe She followed him
thither, and iuited on hanng hi cell
The next morning she took the ring
out of her ears and put up for hi
tine, and left the court-room hanging
on hi. arm, as proud a. the proude,l
But thi tate of things could not lat
long. One day the huband .aw her
speak to a man on the street. This in
stantly aroused his jealou. ami he
raiseif a row with the man. and a fight
ensued, in which the hubaud a. seri
ous' punished. He went home, alued
herterribh, and would have cut her
throat with a razor had she not been
the stronger of the two, and eied hi
uplifted hand. In the .struggle he hap
pened to closi- the blade of the raor
on two of hi lingers, nearly severing
them from his hand. She then lied to a
neighbor's house, where .she remained
Shortly after this he went to New
Albany, to her friends, and he left for
part.- unknown, having finally aban
I he .second part of the drama can
now be told. I'pon her journey from
-..i:r :.. ... x- n i
iiinoi iii.t. in -iew- niiiiuiv, sue made
the acquaintance of a traveling insur
ance agent, who fell desperately in love
with her. He commenced a corren
poudeucc with her. and the day after
her elopement came bin proposal.
When th agent came to New Albany
and found that she- had married, he
gave way to his grief in hitter tears. He,
however, kept up a correspondence and
befriended the woman in many (wavs.
Learning that she had recently" separa
ted from her husband, he wrote a let
ter to her offering to send her back to
California ami to furnish her all Un
clothing she might need. He wrote for
tier to meet htm at the St. Nicholas Ho
tel. St. Louis, and tnat he would for
ward her to her old home at San Fran
cisco, or she could return to New Al
bany, if she desired. Such "diinter
ested" friendship ax this is, to a strange
girl rare, and. when it is manifested,
deserves mention and praise. The offer
was accepted and the unfortunate wo
man left on Wednesday lat for St.
Louis, by the Ohio arid Mississippi
train. Louisville lnnm?rruil.
when U wa rerirttiled with fr-h
the sanctum of that oflic-r and quietly 1 "rj,r. hro"5hl rt"it n' from , n,,,,.,, -,e ;,t r,tnMljr-.t,,! h.
..-.- -. ..- KIu ft a u., . rM a . - - - .
ii.-i-rnu. ,.- ..,.- ,,.-.., ,. - ,r,t report, a -ltHHt4ir hrh t. h-
of the en wntr-r ; the nntv i!ilTer'ne ' jw,n
remarked in him " i th.tt he l-eame 1 T),nv wrrn j,.,,,, H4r Un ,
more and more yellow j ,ppr-rd M rrh 3. )T7 fhi t
' da of April Um frxmM-l Ht I '
tnn of Hon Aar-m tr(Ki. fJHir-
of the lU,rd Jolta Ai-lro . i.
i fxHUted tengrpi'-r ! erV. o
j OarV. wa rktt u tnt rKr- f
' th Mirvevittrj- and egrui.wriK' TVt
I examine! the rrve u k. Lit! off .
lot, block. jMsr. irl ! ; ,
and determined U mau runirW ,,(
' the medtona! wiJr (r h- "'
publie. and direetd ihtxl all tJw ih--tual
jnnif httd K ijr-s4 fr
al For the Kir." tf pe"Hv jw
formitii: "h .x-V.. U ngii-sr -w-,,
authorized to iuaV. a iar-'ttf ! -
graphical wrev of tK atir- rf
Hon tl.-unrnt tr .-llw" t
month to tile tbetr rlniu. tkt -.;..
ty of whom 1'h tfeem uUafa tit li
month ailoed u lhM I'aloM .
made to ait the ebumnali ia M .
their claims, and t)w Uke i V
open until r.'o'elM-kfM tU- Ktffat of '
-7th da of ( K-udn-r. Is??. tta- 1
lat hour that etHibl - aIItcI ;
claimant. for filmc 'tnii ur -
the u uitiulh ." ;-titoa ver !
The testtmoin i all taVew hi siwHrt h-i '
n.l f r tt .., lUtal '11.. If.. d-.. . .
Mountain. uirretuu all U lft-rn.
prnig. ha Imm ln! ;! and r-T. f
from ale The UHiielnrv lin fli
the base of the ueHtntrxin. a-l ' I
out a a carnage drive. it-Miri - 1
area of -IA aeres in the reerr I .
(omtuisiouer are of the ifXMon t
the nature and eliarneter of lkeMi'-
ami the great iuiorUtMi'e of iht p' v ..
a a health and pleaiire rHt. lht n
much larger trad lHiid h r--n. J
The thrmal spnujr nil MaV i.
appearanee on tin ut UI nf tfcr
Spring Moiiulnitt. mt! wi o(
pnng aero the nlb is Whipt
will Mountain, the urea of w hi. h
almut .V acre It t uttiiMttlnhl- f
building lot., but 1 eovtr-d wuh t ,
green and other tree of hentUfil i
iv'- iii lie- noun i-iio 01 mi- -nii-i .
the Novaeitlate .Mountain. iutnin
-IN) acre. iiuaailabe for lott)Un I.
If these mountain laud kv inl
hand of private ttuiitidual. it 1 m
than probable that the woubl ! sir.,,
ped of their limber and remlen! 01 ""
ighth, and would be the cnuxeof h.
tug lip the alley. The itiiMmi
recommend the reeralon lv th
eminent of all thee uiountniM no ;
eral parks. It l etjieeted thnl tlv
mission will require the em (Minna- t
tiearl t.H") witnesses The Mvnni -
tioti et to be made are amon h t y
elaimantM. and several of them will
cup the commission from u t
week each in taking tsttitton. '1 r
iwsk that power be giieii them U
thorie tin taking of ie.,iti.M, n- i
that they have power to ell eomlettu f
building at public .nuetion ITieT r.
omiueud the donation of four bl f
public cliool house The is)tn
nioners ak that their time for tlntlii-.
up the work be continued uiilii .In- -IV,
Ibl'J. Hy net of Cougrer A -ril :''
IH'I'J, C'ongre reered from euirt 11.
Hot Spring, together with four
tiou.s of laud At that time the nre
were not complete mir for ii i-ns
thereafter Several settler nttemno t
to enter the land by pre-etiitWM pn
to ougrei. surveying them Liti-t
tion continued among the elaiuiniti f'
thirty ear. ('ongres nuthoru-l tt
claimants, in I.S70. to institute -ui 1
the Court of Claims to ettl,i the tiib-s
Tin dcciniotis Were adere to tliej.i
Then they appealed to the Supren
Court. April Li). IH77. which nUi..
led against th" elaimantM. A Iteeeivi
was then appointed to take rUnry- f
the property and and eollset renL. a. f
he paid to the (onernuient ;. . ,t,
few months, which shows the ihiajn n,
importance of these spring i'htrt
once got hold of a nugget of gold from
an Indian chief he felt rich. When he
wanted to know anything about the
the weather he consulted the ground
hog or goose-bone. When but why go
on? What did such a man know? Who
was he, anyway? Washington Union.
"Is it possible thatMr. Godfrey fa p aad at
work, and cured by so simple a remedy!"
"I assare you it is true that he iseatireir
cured, and with nothing but Hop Bitten, aad
J1 J8 & idB doctors gave kirn up aad
said he most die!
"Well-a-day! If that is so, I wffl ro tkfa
know hopsare good." yjxrueorge 1 A generous nation is grateful even for
. me preservation of its rights, and wil-
The man who will steal an umbrella lingiy extends the respect due to the of-
will do well, what half the world has fice of a good prince into an affection
done a score of times, for his person- Junius I
A foreign medical journal prints the
following account of salt-water drink
ers, taken from an account of a voyage
to the Oceanic Islands by Mr. Jonan, a
ship's captain, and sent by him to a
medical man at Caen. These remark
able people are met with on the mad-
reporic atolls of the Pacific, such as the
Paumoton Islands, where there are
neither brooks nor springs, and where
the wells which have been dntr vield
only brackish water. The vegetation
is limited to a few cocoanut trees, of
which the milk, with 'sea water, consti
tutes the only drink of the natives. It
is a question how men can live when
constantly using a liquid of which all
bathers, who have perforce swallowed a
few drops, know the disagreeable qual
ities. Is it an effect of habit, or a nat
ural disposition, or characteristic of
race? It is inexplicable; the fact, how
ever, is affirmed by the majority of
aavigators who hare visited those dist
ant Mores. Cook and Laperous both
mention it, aad more recently Dupetitt
Thosras has described the inhabitants
of Easter Island as true amphibia,
drinking sea water without feeling any
inconvenience from it. Mr. Jonan con
cludes his observation on the drinking
of sea water by a fact which he asserts
to have seen at the beginningof his sea
faring career, in 1838, while going to
Mexico. At that time, he writes, steam
navigation had not yet freed ships from
the influences of calms and head winds.
There were no distilling apparatus, so
Country Cousin Come to Town.
A fanner's wagon, in which were
.seated a family of eight, drove up, yes
terday, to a house on Hcanbien .street,
and leaving his team on the curbstone
the farmer knocked on the door, drum
med on the windows, and .seemed deter-
L mined to get in at every hazard. When
all efforts had failed he returned to the
wagon, hitched his horses, and sat down
on the grass to wait. A lad who had
watched the performance passed round
the corner and suddenly discovered the
boy whose parents lived in the house.
Hero you there's a whole family
trying to get into your house!' he
'Hush shut up," whispered the bov
Hut they are visitors," continued the
"Don'tl know all about ft." whisper
ed the hiding boy. "didn't mam and I
see 'em drive up. and didn't w scoot to
the back door as the feller came in the
kate? I'm here and mam's over in that
house, and we feel like some one ought
to boot dad all over town."
Why? what did your father do?"
"What did he do?" Why. he wa out
in the country buying butter and eggs,
and he stopped at a farm-house, made
,'em believe he was a distant relashun.
and got his dinner for nothing. He
came home and told it as a big joke,
and he grinned around for a we-k. but
now I want to ee him when he comes up
to dinner and finds them relahuns all
squatted around the gate! Do they show
any signx of leaving?"
Nary sign," replied the other as he
"Well, let 'em stick. Mam won't
come home; 111 be gone, and if this
turns out a Black Friday for dad it'll
serve him right. Let's go'where we can
see his knees wobble as he turns the
corner and sees his distant relashuns
covering half an acre of ground." De
troit Free Press.
The .Narrowest Kallnmd Kier Kiumn.
The new railroad from Hedfrd
H'illerica enjoys the distinction of ha.
ing the narrowent gunge of any railrn'
in the world two feet The' ears
very low on the truek. are fortr -
in length, six feet two inches Milw-d
width, with walls three inches thi V.
leaving a total inside width of the U-
eight inches. The engine t a model .f
compactness and is a sort of Imi'.'
tender, saving tin use of a torn tnlI
After a trip fiver this road one uinr- -at
the smoothueMs with which the trn-r
passe fiver the ninety different grad -in
the C, r'.LHA) miles of rorullx-d to tl
northern terminus at North HUlerv a
All trains are fouippcd with th Miller
platform and vaeuuui brake, and Uh.
rolling stock at present cjuiU of two
locomotives, two pasoenger. twooh-ert
ation. six flat car and one hot ear
The locomotives, with coal and vrner
ar.dtnen, weigh twelve ton .vh, th
passenger cars four and one half ton
and the cost of the same was repYtit
ly .VjO and L00O each The r"sd
cost about .V),000 all equipped, and
the capital stock of the corporation
10.00. of which 12.000 ha 1-,:mjJb I
in. It costs 18 a day to run its trains
"Miss Thomson, of the finite
SUU-s," has deetrlfii Edinbarj: -z ordering
Messrs. Marshall A Long, jfwelem of that
good city, to make a t of j-oMen hone!,
cortlae about II,fU0, for a mare belonging to
her. The animal, sars the London Timts, vu
duly bod In the precious metal at the wnlthy
of Profewor Balrd, Teterfnarj Burgeon, St.
James palace. The shoes are of the ordinary
sire and hape, and the nail of which they
were fixed are also of goM.
that in long voyages it was necessary to j The adjutant-general of Pennsylvania
be careful with the water, and in" his ' estimates that the July riot cot the State ap
sbip, with the number on Itoard nearly ward of liOO.OUtt. Among the expenditure
doubled by some troops they had to Is 1 13,000. which the Reading railroad ehareea
convey, and the prospect of not finding for carrying troopa to nave the railroad', prorf
water on the way, since they were only erty. Other railroad will present bill of the
going to blockade the coast without same character-
Th- Eccentric Jf Is Thompson.
The ".Miss Thompson, of America.
who was decrilefl as ha, ing electrified
Edinburg by ordering for her mare
set of shoes of solid gold, ha been idn
tinexi oy trie .-Niagara Falls 'hueUm
eccentric gm-st last summer of the Cat
araetHoue. She nni-r regittepfl her
name, and rej-Jlel aJl scial ad.an-e
llvr bills were paid promptly, usuaih
in i?0 giId piet-s. which she also, at
the time of her departure, lavished Mp
on the attendants of the hotel. -h-would
leave the hotel without animunf".
ment and ! absent several tiny; and
Upon retuminf seek her rttfitn km ihniwh
she hal only been out for a short walk
In numberless other ways she evinced
a mind decidedly peculiar. She had a
valuable raare with her. which she was
in the habit of riding, usually with a
groom on foot to Ieadthe animal. While -
occupying apartments at the Cataract
the ladv left one day as usual, and
sorne days after the proprietor re
ceived a telegram from Hristol. Kng
land.from their eccentric guet, repjet
ing special care for the man, until she
should return. Weeks after she returned
and remained a short time; then aptm
took her departuru for Scotland, taking
her mare with her. and also one of thi
porters at the hotel to take care of thu
animal on the wav.
" Have you any nice, fresh farmer's
egt&T'' inquired a" precise old lady at a
grocery store, yesterday. "No, "mad-
am." replied the practical clerk, "but
we have some very good hens' egg"
She took three to try.
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